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Morning Skate Updates 4/16/13

Tuesday, 04.16.2013 / 10:15 AM / News
By Travis Betts
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Morning Skate Updates 4\/16\/13
Morning skate running updates for Islanders-Panthers 4\/16\/13
The Islanders will have morning skate at Nassau Coliseum at 10:30 a.m. in preparation for their game tonight against the Florida Panthers. Check this space for the latest updates throughout the skate.

10:15: Full team skate this morning. Another big two points on the line tonight. Here's the Zamboni getting the ice ready.



10:25: Casey Cizikas out early, working one-on-one with Bernie Cassell.



10:34: Morning skate drills getting started.



10:38: Jack Capuano looks on



10:41: Matt Carkner gets a breather



10:54: Capuano says Radek Martinek will go in for Matt Carkner tonight. Forward lines TBD. Evgeni Nabokov in net, as expected. Full audio coming in a bit.

11:08: Matt Martin, on going against a team playing the role of spoiler tonight: "We've been that team for the last couple years. You play loose, you're relaxed, you're just going out there and having fun. There's nothing on the line, no pressure. Sometimes that tends to be your best hockey. We're ready for them. We were talking about how the Rangers game is the biggest game of the year. Now this one is. We can still catch Ottawa and maybe even Toronto. This is one we have to have tonight."

11:12: Martin, on the home ice advantage: "We've had some success of late at home. I think a lot of that would have to be because of the crowds we've had. Against Tampa Bay, we heard the "Let's go Islanders" chants. They've been great. Hopefully we continue to have them down the road here in the playoffs.

11:18: Thomas Hickey, on how long players spend after a game before thinging about the next one: "I think the saying is 'You can enjoy it for a few minutes.' But in reality, we played that game and then had a day off in between. That's to get your mind away from hockey. It really depends. The day before a game, before that practice, your focus switches. We're doing video on the other team. That whole mindset shifts. Win or lose, you have to get ready for the next team."

11:22: Hickey, on the keys to success tonight: "There's a couple things. Every game we play has been close. We understand it's going to be a close one. Any team can beat any team any night. This is a team that's played really well. From watching them, they outplayed Pittsburgh badly in the third period the last game they played. They're going to be ready. They're a good team. Guys are out to prove themselves."

11:25: Hickey, on why this team is able to win low-scoring games now: "Looking back, maybe (losing low scoring games) wasn't the worst thing to happen to us early in the season. You've got to learn. You crawl before you walk. We lost a few. We realized what we were doing wrong, and then we just matured as a team. When we get in those situations now, we look forward to it."

11:33: As promised, here's Capuano's full audio.

12:12: Pictures from Florida's skate.





Scottie Upshall



12:16: Kevin Dineen, on the Coliseum: "This place has a lot of personality, and you can easily beat up on it. But at the end of it, there's great history here. To me, it's a fun place to play. It starts with the walk across the parking lot. We've all done that. A lot of great hockey players have done that over the years. We'll enjoy this building while we can. More importantly, we know we have a very strong test for us tonight."

12:19: Dineen, on what he sees in the Islanders: "The same thing I've seen all year. They like to come at you from the blue line. They have a very dynamic defense, guys that can contribute on the offensive side of things. They have special players that have upped their game. Anytime you watch the Islanders, Tavares has specifically stuck out. He's a special player and he's grown into a premier player in this league."

12:26: Jonathan Huberdeau, on his rookie season in the NHL: "You learn a lot in your first year in the NHL. But we had a lot of injuries, so it's been hard for our team. As a young guy, you have more responsibilities. I took it and a lot of veteran players helped me get through that.

12:31: Brian Campbell, on playing out the string: "It's a mindset. It doesn't matter how this season has gone, or who's in the lineup and who's not. I think the other big thing is for all of us to realize going forward, nothing's going to be given to us, whether that's a job here or anywhere. Nothing's going to be given to you next year. You can't be too comfortable. That goes for veteran guys and rookies. That's something we need to learn and learn quickly."

12:34: Campbell, on playing a team in the thick of the playoff race: "Well special teams plays a big part every night. You need to win that battle. They've got a good power play and they can move it around. They come out with a good forecheck, so we need to get around that and find some open guys. I think we've struggled lately with our passing. We need to make quick heads-up plays, and get the puck in good position for our teammates, and we'll have a lot of success."

Check NewYorkIslanders.com tonight for live updates of the game between the Islanders and Panthers. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 33 19 11 3 114 98 41
7 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
8 NYR 30 16 10 4 92 81 36
9 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
10 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
13 PHI 32 12 14 6 88 96 30
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 33 13 18 2 63 105 28
16 CAR 32 9 19 4 68 91 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 33 13 15 -5 28
K. Okposo 33 7 21 -3 28
B. Nelson 33 14 13 6 27
R. Strome 33 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 33 6 11 1 17
N. Leddy 33 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 23 2 12 7 14
N. Kulemin 33 6 7 -2 13
M. Grabovski 30 5 7 3 12
T. Hickey 32 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 18 6 0 .919 2.24
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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